72 LETTERS FROM THE behaved most insolently.1 The Tiers Etats have now established themselves apart as an assemblee nationale, with M. Bailly as their president, who convoked them in a tennis-court, where they have sworn to resist the clergy and the nobles,2 The Duke d'Orleans attends this new assembly and the Ev£que d'Autun (Talleyrand) makes himself very conspicuous. The King has at length been prevailed upon to send for troops, and the Mar£chal de Broglie is ordered to come with twelve thousand men. Mira- beau has brought an address to the King from the assembly demanding a counter order, and it has been presented by the Count de Clermont-Tonnerre. I do not know the result. July i6tk. Necker is dismissed and banished from France, and the Baron de Breteuil is come in. This has 1 The language here alluded to is that held by Mirabeau, both to the King himself and to the Duke de Brez6, Grand Master of the Ceremonies, who came by order of Louis to dissolve the sittings of the Tiers 6tats. It was then that Mirabeau rose and said, " Go and tell him that sent you that we are here through the force of the people and that nothing shall remove us but the force of bayonets." 2 This was the celebrated oath known as the " Serment du Jeu de Paume."